MSc Biomedical Egyptology

Year of entry: 2022

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Course unit details:

Course unit fact file
Unit code BIOL69680
Credit rating 60
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by School of Biological Sciences
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit is for MSc pathway students only.

It focuses on the student undertaking a supervised piece of research in the general area of Biomedical Egyptology.

Students will be expected to attend regular meetings with their supervisor to monitor progress. 

Students will submit a written proposal and a comprehensive literature review.

The research will culminate in the production of a written dissertation.

The dissertation will be examined by at least 2 experts and will culminate with an oral presentation and Q&A session.


Provide students with experience of undertaking a piece of primary research, culminating in the production of a written dissertation.

Equip students with knowledge and practical skills to pursue a research career relevant to the masters programme.

Develop practical research expertise in chosen areas of the masters programme.

Develop presentation skills for oral presentation of new research.

Teaching and learning methods

The unit will be a supervised dissertation.
The supervisor will work with the student to ensure the research is focused and achievable as a wholly online project, and will give such advice as is necessary to ensure the student works within the guidelines of the University of Manchester

Knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Biomedical Egyptology sufficient to produce an excellent piece of primary research conducted to post-graduate standard.

Intellectual skills

  • Produce a research question
  • Design an experimental approach to address the question
  • Submit a research proposal
  • Conduct a literature review
  • Produce a written communication that describes the background to the work and the work itself
  • Critically analyse the data within the framework of existing knowledge

Practical skills

  • Utilise appropriate basic science knowledge, theoretical models and concepts to design an approach to addressing a research question.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

The student will have developed the skills of:

  • Written communication of complex concepts
  • Research and analysis
  • Critical analysis
  • Time management
  • Oral presentation of research

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Dissertation 85%
Oral assessment/presentation 15%

Feedback methods

  • Feedback on dissertation via Turnitin and in person
  • Immediate feedback on dissertation and performance during presentation

Recommended reading

Succeeding with Your Master’s Dissertation: Step-by-step Handbook, 4th Edition. Biggam J.  The Open University Press 2018. ISBN-10: 0335243215

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 600

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Konstantina Drosou Unit coordinator
Lidija McKnight Unit coordinator

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